Many of Honolulu's attractions are famous for being on the Register of Historic Places. Honolulu shopping is so spectacular that it should also be listed as something not be missed. There’s no shortage of great gifts and presents to bring home.
You won’t believe how amazing Honolulu shopping is until you visit Ala Moana Center. It’s a 50 acre open air shopping mall together with ponds and beautiful landscaping. There are over 240 stores and specialty shops. You’ll be entertained by hula dancers as well as the Royal Hawaiian band. It’s home to large department stores like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Macy’s. High end shops include designer names like Armani and Dior. There’s something for every budget.
An unusual place to shop is the King’s Village. This is Hawaii’s Hollywood “walk of fame.” Handprints of famous Hawaiian celebrities are displayed throughout the center. You’ll find 45 specialty shops and great souvenirs.
Shoppers will enjoy the three long blocks that make Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. With 150 stores, you won’t leave empty-handed.
For a mall with a view, don’t miss Ward Center. It overlooks Ala Moana Beach and offers upscale shopping. A large Borders Books and Music store stands in the center.
Antique enthusiasts will love the Island Treasures Antique Mall. This 1,500 Square foot center is the venue for finding collectible toys, furnishings and vintage jewelry.
Outdoor bazaars are the rave of Honolulu shopping. The Aloha flea market is home to 1,500 vendors. You can find great souvenirs, coral shell necklaces, Japanese pottery and beautiful Hawaiian wares.
The International Marketplace is another wonderful place to shop. Its giant Banyan tree and tree house are icons of this bazaar. You’ll marvel in the 200 souvenir stalls showing traditional Honolulu shopping.
A must for visitors is Robyn Buntin Galleries. You’ll find original Asian works of art, Japanese woodblock prints and Chinese jade carvings. You’ll want to take everything home. The Japanese lacquer and Buddhist sculptures are among popular gift items.
After a visit to Quilts Hawaii, you’ll know for sure how wonderful Honolulu shopping is. It’s a unique shop for buying excellent quality quilted comforters, traditional bed covers and hanging textiles. The koa wood chests are a must for any shopper.
Native Books is a fun place to buy Hawaiian books, music and gifts. You’ll also find original island dresses. Be adventurous and sign up for the hula lessons offered on weekends.
And for the largest selection of traditional Hawaiian shirts and dresses, Hilo Hattie is the place. Wear one and everyone will know you’ve been Honolulu shopping.
Art lovers will enjoy Cedar Street Galleries offering acrylics, bronze, glass oils and oil stones. Watercolors reflect the various landscapes of Honolulu. These make great mementos of a fabulous journey and a fun time Honolulu shopping.
Finding small treasures in fine jewelry is also a vital part of Honolulu shopping. Following Sea has been creating unique coral and gemstone originals for years. Their reputation for being one of Honolulu’s best is well deserved.